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Transportation services

Whether you're planning a special event such as a wedding or just need a lift to the airport, renting a vehicle or hiring a transportation service can be the right move. But first, do your homework.
 

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Whether going to a special occasion or a destination where leaving your car at home is more desirable, there are a variety of options when it comes to hiring transportation. (Photo courtesy of Angie’s List member Richard T.)
Whether going to a special occasion or a destination where leaving your car at home is more desirable, there are a variety of options when it comes to hiring transportation. (Photo courtesy of Angie’s List member Richard T.)
 
 
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Renting a vehicle

When you need to rent a vehicle, it pays to be informed. As you consider which car rental company to use, make sure you find one with a solid reputation. It's not difficult for companies to tack on extra charges, so being informed can save you money. Look into all of the details of the rental agreement, such as whether you'll pay for miles or time..

Before you pay for rental insurance, check with your existing auto insurance and with your credit card company. Either or both may offer insurance on rentals.

Car sharing is another way to temporarily access a vehicle, especially for urban dwellers. One of the main benefits is being able to share the car with others and pay for short-term usage.

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Hiring a taxi or shuttle service

Taxis and shuttles provide the same basic service, but they are not the same thing.

A taxi driver will charge based on the amount of time it takes to get to your destination. A shuttle typically charges for the ride, with the driver only able to offer set destinations at set prices, such as from the airport to a popular hotel.

If you opt for a taxi, make sure you choose one that's properly licensed. Most cities will offer a special license to taxi drivers who conform to regulations.

Hiring a limo or party bus

Limousines and party buses can be fun and safe options for large groups or such special occasions as a 21st birthday party, prom night, weddings and bachelor or bachelorette parties.

To ensure the best experience, be sure you are clear about all costs, including the possibility of extra charges for fuel or tips.

Be sure to check that the driver is properly licensed, as some states will require a commercial driver's license, often known as a chauffeur's license. Background checks may be required as well, depending on the state.

Also, be sure the company is adequately insured.

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MY FIANCE BOUGHT ME TICKETS TO A CONCERT IN THE BARCLAY CENTER. THIS IS A BIG DEAL FOR US. I'd like to reward him with the opportunity to enjoy the evening with me without having to worry about drinking and driving. We are leaving from Yonkers 5pm to Brooklyn till 11;30ish. We just need to be dropped off and picked up safely.What do you suggest?

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